Afternoon Jam Session

Are you woke? The Afternoon Jam Session brings together some of the nation’s leading young poets, Jookin’ innovator Lil Buck, writer/activist Yosimar Reyes, and more special guests for a spirited hour of cross-disciplinary performance, collaboration, and discussion. Lyrical, musical, and physical acrobatics will introduce ideas and issues central to this year’s Aspen Ideas Festival — from truth and identity to making it in the America we know. This session is led by dancer turned director Damian Woetzel.

Festival: 2017

Watch and Listen: Arts

What possibilities unfurl when a symphony reaches Skid Row? How does music create healing on a street corner? Los... See more
For more than three decades, artist Carrie Mae Weems has created a body of work — including photographs, fabric, text,... See more
Acoustics, intimacy, clarity: One could argue that how and where we listen to music is as important to the experience... See more
Oscar-winning filmmaker John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, All Is by My Side) is known for his uncompromising and thought-... See more
Meet Shimon, the marimba-playing robot that can improvise with fluency and skill exceeding that of most professional... See more
2017 Harman Eisner Artist in Residence Jeff Koons and entertainment industry titan and former Walt Disney Company... See more

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